Almond Matcha Cookies

Inspired by my recent blog post about our trip to Japan, I got hold of some matcha green tea powder. The smell of it and the flavour took me straight back to the streets of Kyoto, the capital of matcha tea. I decided to bake some matcha-flavoured cookies. These are not traditional cookies you will…

Għadam tal-Mejtin, Maltese Almond Cookies

Għadam tal-Mejtin, which literally translates to “dead men’s bones”, can sound a bit creepy. But never mind the name… they are absolutely delicious almond cookies. The name comes from the shape of the cookies, which are prepared in the form of a bone. These traditional Maltese cookies are prepared in the beginning of November, in…

Banana Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

I have wanted to bake some cookies for Flora for a long time. I even bought a cookie cutter a year ago to shape them like a bone. A lot of the ready-made stuff is full of preservative and colourings and I want to be as careful with her food as I am with our…

Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

I recently posted the recipe for Oat and Ginger cookies, however I understand that ginger does not appeal to everyone. I have another favourite cookie recipe, one that includes chocolate… I am sure most of you reading this like chocolate. 🙂 It is easy to see why this cookie is another favourite of ours. It…

Oat and Ginger Cookies

This post is especially dedicated to my sister-in-law, Johanna! 😘😘😘 I make these cookies on a regular basis because they are so easy to prepare, take no time at all and are awesome! You can always find all ingredients in my kitchen cupboards since they are all used in various other recipes. I started making these…

Kwareżimal – Maltese Lenten Cookies

This recipe reminds me of home and the beautiful smells that would fill our house while baking these cookies. The orange blossom water smell also reminds me of Spring, which happens to be round the corner. 🙂 Kwareżimal refers to the forty days of Lent, during which traditionally in Malta most animal products were avoided. In fact,…

Traditional Maltese Figolli

Figolli are a traditional Easter cookie cake with almond filling, decorated with chocolate or icing. Traditionally they were made in the shapes of Catholic symbols related to Easter but nowadays you can find them in all shapes, such as lamb, rabbit, heart, fish, butterfly, cars… At home, we bake Figolli every year. They are not too hard…